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How common is irritable bowel syndrome among students?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
5 doctors agree
In brief: Pretty common
Lots of us tend to put our stress into our GI tract- then we have these functional symptoms.
The symptoms can follow a stressful situation as well as occur during that time. Learn to manage your stress. Figure out what helps relieve your stress- running or walking, playing with your dog, whatever it is. Do it. And remember to drink lots of water, not too much caffeine, and eat a balanced diet.

In brief: Pretty common
Lots of us tend to put our stress into our GI tract- then we have these functional symptoms.
The symptoms can follow a stressful situation as well as occur during that time. Learn to manage your stress. Figure out what helps relieve your stress- running or walking, playing with your dog, whatever it is. Do it. And remember to drink lots of water, not too much caffeine, and eat a balanced diet.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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